Thursday Thoughts – April 11, 2019

It’s Palm Sunday! There will be palms to wave around! Jesus entry into Jerusalem where the Holy Week journey starts! Four monologues, from the perspective of different people in the crowd that day, will be how the message is shared. Announcements: THIS WEEK Tue. Apr. 16th Worship Committee @ 7:30 pm Wed. Apr. 17th Coffee…

Thursday Thoughts – April 4, 2019

I am a day late, have been down with a migraine since mid-afternoon on Wednesday. It is the fifth week of Lent! Scripture – John 8: 1-12 Reflection – Extravagance or Excess? Questions I am Pondering:  Can we give too much? What would it be like to live with this kind of selflessness? What does…

Thursday Thoughts – March 28, 2019

It is the FOURTH Sunday of Lent! Reading – Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32, perhaps a very familiar one, is the parable of the Prodigal Son. You can find it here. Reflection – Home is a Four Letter Word Questions I am Pondering:  What is the intent of this parable? What makes a home, home? How can…

Thursday Thoughts – March 21, 2019

It is the THIRD Sunday in Lent! Scripture  – Luke 13: 1-9 Reflection – Looking for Fruit in All the Wrong Places… Questions I am Pondering Can we wait for the harvest? What conditions can we cultivate in order to be fruitful What needs tending in order to grow? Things I have Read:  John Pavlovitz  writes…

Thursday Thoughts – March 14, 2019

The Study Group really wrestled with this week’s passage, as did I! Scripture – Luke 13: 31-35  Reflection – Treasuring Safety Continuing with the theme of brokenness and reconciliation. Where do we find/take refuge in an unsafe world?  Things I Found Interesting I Take My Kids to Church to Confuse the Crap out of Them…

Thursday Thoughts – March 7, 2019

Don’t forget about the time change! Spring forward! Ash Wednesday marked the beginning of the season of Lent, a time set apart in the Christian year to draw closer to Jesus. It’s traditionally been a time of giving up something for 40 days. Prayer, fasting and the giving of alms, are ways of going deeper…